2006 Undergraduate Fellows Report: Secular and Religious Approaches to Global Development

December 8, 2006

Over the course of 2006, Berkley Center Undergraduate Fellows, in collaboration with the Linz Ethics Project of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, compared and contrasted secular and religious approaches to global development. An undergraduate team engaged in background research and conducted in-depth interviews with representatives of 15 religious and secular NGOs active in the development field around issues of healthcare, environmental protection, and humanitarian assistance. The interviews were accompanied by a quantitative survey designed to gauge the potential for greater collaboration between faith-based and secular groups. Marilyn McMorrow, visiting assistant professor in the School of Foreign Service, was the faculty advisor for the project. This report provides an overview of their work.

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